My new band
Well… it’s all coming together. I am so fortunate to be playing with some of THE BEST Jazz musicians in Austin. Our set is mostly originals, some which I wrote for the Vipers and many more, plus Jazz standards. We still happily do weddings, private events, etc. Here is a photo from our show this week at The Townsend with Mitch Watkins and Wilson Marks on guitar, Daniel Durham on bass and Masumi Jones on drums. It’s a dreamy new venue and I’m lucky to have a monthly residency there. I also have a new monthly Happy Hour at Skylark Lounge and Sunday Jazz brunch at Geraldine’s at the new Hotel Van Zandt.
I’m on a writing spree and the songs are some Jazz, some for Kaliyo and some with a new collaborator Yaniel Matos from Brasil via Cuba. Here’s a video of the day Yaniel and I met. He came to my house to jam with Masumi, Daniel and me. We wrote a song on the spot and then jammed this tune of mine in the video and promptly decided that the four of us need to make an album together that Yaniel and I will co-produce. So that is in the works!